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Government lawyer red-faced over Bersih ban suit
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 – A senior federal counsel tripped up in court today and triggered loud laughter after failing to explain why electoral reform group Bersih 2.0 cannot sue the government for outlawing it. Datuk Kamaludin Mohd Said contradicted himself when he argued that Bersih 2.0’s steering committee leaders could not mount legal action ...
Hack-leak charge consent 'needed'
The attorney general must consent to charges being brought under the Official Secrets Act in the phone-hacking leak probe, his office says.
Lawyer says Đinđić's deputy "ordered his killing"
PODGORICA -- The Đinđić family lawyer was quoted as saying that a man identified by a Zemun gangster as the person who ordered the killing of Zoran Đinđić was Nebojša Čović.
Attorney General Zoeller warns against robo-calls
INDIANAPOLIS #8212; Indiana's attorney general says his office is moving to crack down on political candidates who use robo-calls.
Dan Warren, defense attorney and former state attorney, dies at 85
 Dan R. Warren, longtime defense attorney and former 7th Judicial Circuit state attorney, died Sunday of heart disease. He was 85.  Warren was a Daytona Beach city commissioner in the 1950s and one of the original members of the Daytona...
Lawyer defends Hoboken Hospital Authority in bankruptcy's wake
A lawyer with the Hoboken Hospital Authority says critics are purposefully mischaracterizing the events leading up to the bankruptcy of the city’s hospital to further their own agenda.
Conway attorney suspended following indecent exposure case seeks reinstatement
A Conway attorney, who was suspended from practice after he entered an Alford plea earlier this year to two indecent exposure charges, has petitioned to be reinstated to practice law, according to a notice released Monday from the S.C. Supreme Court.
IN Attorney General warns of robo-calls
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is warning political candidates, their campaigns and political parties are being warned and reminded of Indiana's Auto Dialer Law.
Attorney Announces Bid for Tazewell County Board
A 28-year-old Washington attorney is campaigning for a seat on the Tazewell County Board.
Lawyer Snapshot: Penny Schmidt
Family: Married to my husband, John, for 21 years and we have a beautiful 12-year-old daughter, Sydney. Pets: 2 long-haired dachshunds named Wolfgang and Max.
Attorney: Mt. Lebanon mom's jogging death 'tragic accident'
The attorney for Benjamin Cope, 21, accused of running a stop sign and fatally striking a mother pushing her children in a stroller, told the jury this morning in opening statements that the "tragedy that had nothing to do with Ben Cope's consumption of marijuana the night before."
Oregon State Bar takes action against Portland deputy city attorney: Portland City Hall roundup
A Portland deputy city attorney is accused by a Portland Police Bureau employee of unethical conduct.
Attorney for Lynn cop tries to discredit testimony of alleged victim
SALEM _ The attorney for a Lynn cop charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon spent much of the morning in Salem Superior Court today trying to convince jurors that the state's star witness was lying _ or at least exaggerating _ when he testified that the police officer drove his SUV into him.
NY Attorney General secures $1.8-million from Michaels Stores for misleading consumers
The Attorney General’s Office today announced a settlement with retail chain Michaels Stores...
NY Asst. Attorney General a Dominatrix?
A New York assistant attorney general who has brought lawsuits against Bank of America and Royal Bank of Canada has come under fire for her salacious personal life--one that involves whips, dominating, and S&M.
Attorney held for speeding
A Rustenburg-based attorney was arrested for speeding on the N4 Bakwena Platinum highway on Monday, the North West public safety department said.
Attorney drops suit against Saudi Arabia, others
A Philadelphia attorney who this month sued Saudi Arabia and several individuals and institutions from the Middle Eastern kingdom, blaming them for making possible the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, withdrew the lawsuit today.
Attorney: Muslim students' speech rights not absolute
SANTA ANA - Prosecutors say 10 Muslim students broke the law by ignoring repeated warnings and carrying out a carefully drafted plan to shout down a speech by an Israeli diplomat at the University of California, Irvine.
City Room: Lawyer for Accuser Calls Strauss-Kahn's Interview a 'Publicity Stunt'
Kenneth Thompson, who represents the housekeeper who accused Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, questioned why the appearance on French TV never covered what happened in the hotel room.
Testimony opens in trial over TVA coal ash spill
An attorney for property owners seeking damages for the Tennessee Valley Authority's huge 2008 coal ash spill told a federal judge Monday that the TVA's own records show years of negligent conduct preceded the disaster, but a TVA attorney rejected that claim .
Sending Your Lawyer An Email From Work?
The American Bar Association recently introduced a new ethics opinion that advises clients about using work computers to communicate with their lawyers. The ABA says this could jeopardize confidential information. Michele Norris talks to ethics lawyer Diane Karpman from Beverly Hills, Calif.
Nevada's Attorney General pursues BofA
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said Bank of America is in violation of a 2009 fraud settlement involving Countywide Financial Corp.
KCMO Attorney Sentenced to Federal Prison
A Missouri attorney has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for using the Internet for sexual chats with what he thought was a 14-year-old Kansas girl.
Attorney for Monroe woman accused of fatally poisoning husband will continue representation
Patti Sapone/The Star-LedgerTianle "Heidi" Li of Monroe, left, is arraigned on murder charges in this March file photo. Li's attorney, Steven Altman, right, will continue representing her. MONROE — The attorney for a Monroe Township woman accused of slaying her...
Blairstown Township attorney faces drunken driving charges
The attorney who represents Blairstown Township faces drunken driving charges following a Thursday traffic stop on Mount Hermon Road in Hope Township , according to New Jersey State Police.
Killer lawyer Capano dies in prison cell
SMYRNA, Del., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Thomas J. Capano, a once-prominent Delaware lawyer serving life in prison for killing his mistress, was found dead in his cell Monday, officials said.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell re-elected as former Rep. Joseph Cao drops out of race
Challenger said he is satisfied that the incumbent will "represent the best interests of Louisiana and our people"
Indiana Attorney General unveils faster State Fair tort claim process
The state attorney general unveiled a new process Monday to help people injured in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse. The state attorney general unveiled a new process Monday to help people injured in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse.
Testimony opens in trial over TVA coal ash spill
An attorney for property owners seeking damages for the Tennessee Valley Authority's huge 2008 coal ash spill told a federal judge Monday that the TVA's own records show years of negligent conduct preceded the disaster.
Lawyer Argues Gold 4 Cash Robbery was a Set Up
The lawyer of one of three men charged in the armed robbery of a Henrietta gold exchange store in June is arguing his client did not steal anything from the store because he had permission to take it.
Attorney: Muslim students' speech rights not absolute
Ten Muslim students broke the law by shouting down a speech by an Israeli diplomat at the University of California, Irvine in a carefully drafted and executed plan that flouted repeated calls to behave by campus officials, a prosecutor said Monday.
Andrew Thomas hearing: Judge threatens lawyer with contempt
The lead attorney for former Deputy Maricopa County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon was threatened with contempt of court Monday for repeatedly failing to heed the judge's decision that his line of questioning was not relevant.
Lawyer wants 3 out of senator's ethics complaint
PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press PHOENIX An attorney for state Sen. Scott Bundgaard demanded Monday that three of five Senate Ethics Committee members be disqualified from hearing a complaint against the lawmaker involving a February domestic violence incident. Lawyer Austin Woods wrote a complaint that he said triggers a Senate rule requiring the replacement of the three committee members. Woods ...
2 Candidates Announcement Running for District Attorney
Two candidates have announced they are running for Brazos County District Attorney, and they both have ties to the office.
Two Candidates Announce Running for District Attorney
Two candidates have announced they are running for Brazos County District Attorney, and they both have ties to the office.
Two Candidates Announce Run for District Attorney
Two candidates have announced they are running for Brazos County District Attorney, and they both have ties to the office.
Lawyer wants 3 out of Bundgaard case
An attorney for state Sen. Scott Bundgaard is demanding that three of five senators on an ethics committee be disqualified from hearing a complaint filed against the lawmaker.
Lakeland Lawyer Robert Puterbaugh To Receive Museum Award
A long-time contributor to the Polk Museum of Art is getting recognized for his work in support of the arts.
Attorney General Schmidt challenges new EPA regulations
The EPA rule places new emissions limits on power plants in Kansas.
Lawyer for Man in Synagogue Bomb Case Represented Detective
Lamis J. Deek, whose client Ahmed Ferhani of Queens faces terrorism charges, said her work for an undercover detective involved in the case did not present a conflict of interest.
Lawyer denies boyfriend referred case
A LAWYER has denied her boyfriend, a senior crime commission officer, used inside knowledge to refer her a case that netted her $80,000 in fees.
Bundgaard lawyer wants 3 out of ethics complaint
An attorney for state Sen. Scott Bundgaard demanded Monday that three of five Senate Ethics Committee members be disqualified from hearing a complaint against the lawmaker involving a February domestic violence incident.
Lawyer sentenced for Internet sex enticement
A federal judge on Monday sentenced a once-prominent lawyer to 10 years in prison for using the Internet to entice a minor for sex. Authorities in Kansas charged Samuel P. Logan, 46, of Kansas City, in July 2010 with sending pornography to an undercover officer posing online as a 14-year-old girl and then urging her to meet him at Oak Park Mall.
Attorney for Lynn cop tries to discredit testimony of alleged victim
SALEM _ The attorney for a Lynn cop charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon spent much of the morning in Salem Superior Court today trying to convince jurors that the state's star witness was lying _ or at least exaggerating _ when he testified that the police officer drove his SUV into him.
Lawyer denies Crime Commission price gouge
The girlfriend of a man who worked at the New South Wales Crime Commission has denied she received an overly large payment to provide legal representation for someone being investigated by the crime body.
Lawyer Wants to Kick 3 Out of Complaint
An attorney for state Sen. Scott Bundgaard demanded Monday that three of five Senate Ethics Committee members be disqualified from hearing a complaint against the lawmaker involving a February domestic violence incident.
Lawyer convicted in dramatic Delaware murder dies in prison
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A once prominent lawyer in Wilmington, Delaware, convicted in one of the most dramatic murders in the state's history, died on Monday in his prison cell.
Lawyer wants Ethics Committee members removed
PHOENIX - An attorney for State Sen. Scott Bundgaard demanded Monday that three of five Senate Ethics Committee members be disqualified from hearing a complaint against the lawmaker involving a February domestic violence incident.
Attorney General sues Fort Crockett owners
GALVESTON Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott sued the Fort Crockett owners, asking a judge to order them to improve nine barracks or face fines.
Attorney General Abbott Participates in Wildfire Briefing, Visits Displaced Texans at Bastrop County Red Cross Shelter
BASTROP, TX – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today traveled to Bastrop County, where he participated in a briefing with state and local emergency management authorities and urged local residents to take precautions during these dangerous wildfire conditions.